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  1. A Tale Of Two Extraditions

    Saul Landau
    19 July 2010
    Article

    The US government demanded that Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding extradite a drug dealer. When Venezuela made similar demands on Washington, for arguably the Hemisphere’s most notorious terrorist, the Justice Department brushed off the request.

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    Wikileaks Shows No "New Mind-Set" in US Foreign Policy

    Phyllis Bennis, Paul Jay
    02 December 2010
    Multi-media

    Wikileaks have confirmed that Obama's promise of a new kind of diplomacy in the Middle East have little signs of substance.

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    Rethinking Afghanistan eight years later

    Phyllis Bennis
    31 March 2010
    Multi-media

    Phyllis Bennis explains in an in-depth briefing why military occupation is causing a resurgence of the Taliban and how rising popular opposition could still end this imperial war.

  4. The Obama Syndrome: New President, Same Mistakes - A Live Interview

    Tariq Ali
    11 October 2010

    Historian and critic Tariq Ali traces the continuity of errors between Bush and Obama in their Middle East and South Asia policy.

  5. Ending the US War in Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 February 2010

    The recent civilian casualties demonstrate, for any who doubted it,  that this is a war against a vast population of Afghanistan, and the only way to stop killing civilians is to stop the killing. That means to stop all offensive actions and withdraw the troops.

  6. Israel-US Relations

    31 March 2010
    Multi-media

    What does the recent exchange of heated language between US and Israeli officials actually translate to in terms of US policy toward the country?

  7. Have Taliban arrests undermined peace talks?

    Jochen Hippler
    31 March 2010

    The recent arrests of senior Taliban figures in Pakistan, which UN officials have said undermine Afghanistan peace talks, reveal a confused US strategy in Afghanistan.

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    Magical Realism -- A coup in Honduras, so 20th Century! (Part 1)

    Saul Landau, Nelson Valdes
    14 January 2010
    Article

    By recognising the coup in Honduras, Obama follows the old US Latin American policy of siding with corporate interests against the will of the people.

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    Yemen: Deja Vu All Over Again

    Phyllis Bennis
    14 January 2010
    Article

    Obama administration approved 70 million dollars of military assistance to Yemen, just the amount of development aid that the Bush senior withdrew for Yemen's refusal to approve the first Gulf war at the UN Security Council 20 years ago.

  10. Haiti, Again?

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 January 2010
    Article

    The marginalisation of the UN and the militarisation of the US aid effort in Haiti reflect how humanitarian needs take a back seat to the Pentagon's priorities.

  11. Poverty Rising

    Saul Landau
    16 September 2010
    Article

    As the empire flails in unsuccessful efforts to control 'strategic areas' abroad, its internal politics have devolved into 'The Unreality Game'.

  12. Wikileaks: Media Challenging Authority

    Ross Eventon
    14 December 2010
    Article

    Wikileaks is a threat to powerful institutions because it adheres to the principles of an independent media, challenging authority and power.

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    Latin America: C-

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    17 February 2010
    Article

    The Obama administration has made a few steps in the right direction. But U.S.-Latin American relations are far from mended, and skepticism is growing.

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    Reciprocity!

    Saul Landau
    11 March 2010
    Article

    The CIA has backed some 600 documented attempts against Castro, while there have been no Havana-backed plots against U.S. Presidents. Should Cuba put Washington on its terrorist list? Long Live Reciprocity!

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    The Poverty of Philippine Foreign Policy

    Walden Bello, Waldon Bello, Javad Heydarian
    11 May 2010
    Article
    In the past the Philippines foreign policy has been overly submissive to US interests and often failed to promote the country's own interests. As the world increasingly becomes a multipolar environment the country will need to invest more in bringing the best minds to work on national diplomacy and strategy.
  16. The USA: Scarecrows on the March

    Atilio Boron
    10 November 2010
    Article

    The U.S. public has accepted as valid and reasonable, affirmations that would have provoked incredulity or hilarity among the most backward and superstitious people in medieval Europe. The clear indication of moral and political decay eating into American Rome.

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    The Pentagon: Gargantua’s mouth

    Saul Landau, Nelson P. Valdes
    25 February 2010
    Article

    With no real military dangers threathening the US, the Pentagon has to invent them to justify its multi-billion dollar budget. And the bill is presented to the taxpayers.

  18. The delusions of the peace process

    Richard Falk
    24 December 2010
    Article

    The politics of the peace process in the Middle East have ensured that the mere prospect for producing peace is nonexistent.

  19. Pernicious parallels

    Mariano Aguirre
    16 December 2010
    Article

    The United States' protracted fight against insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan have raised the spectre of the Vietnam war. A review on recent literature on US wartime policies from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.

  20. Israel's settlement freeze is over: So what?

    Phyllis Bennis
    30 September 2010
    Article

    If Netanyahu believed Israel really could lose its military aid, his calculations on settlements would be significantly different.

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